Success stories

 
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Wheat, oats and barley are 3 of the most important cereal crops grown in Canada and the long-term health and competitiveness of this critical part of our agri-food sector depends on a number of factors, including the ability of plant breeders to develop new and better varieties. Researchers are using advanced genomics technologies to better target and accelerate the breeding process.
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Damage inflicted by insects costs the Canadian agricultural industry billions of dollars a year. Canadian researchers are helping to show how, in many cases, genomics-based approaches can reduce and even eliminate the need for chemical control.